I have found the secret to unparalleled productivity, confidence and happiness.
But before I tell you my secret I need you to think of how your life would change if you were able to integrate 3-5 new, positive habits into your life? And that's just for starters - after those were solidly part of your routine, you could continue to add more positive habits into infinity!
What habits would you choose?
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
a green smoothie for breakfast
deep full body stretching
twice daily meditation
learning a new language
writing thank you notes
reading an inspirational book or blog (or something just for fun!)
Here is the secret: after you know what positive habits you want in your life, attach them to something you are already doing = Habit Stacking!
For example, my desired habit was stretching. Every morning while I wait for the coffee to brew - I stretch. I do not miss a morning. The habit/event I already do is make coffee, I attach stretching to that habit.
Another example. When I fold laundry, I do my face exercises. I fold 3 items, do 3 face exercises. Folding laundry is the established habit/event and I attach face exercises to it.
Driving in the car is an existing habit/event that has great potential for attaching a new habit to. It has to be something you can do safely in the car of course, but that includes so many things such as: learning a new language, listening to a book, talking with loved ones, reciting affirmations and more!
Decide what 3 habits would most enrich your life right now and think about your existing habits/events that you can attach them to. I have an ongoing list of new positive habits I can't wait to 'install' into my daily life.
Before I discovered this technique it was frustrating for me to attempt to add new habits. I was rarely successful or maybe for a short time but then I would just stop doing the new habit. Since I have been Habit Stacking I have had a 90% success rate with new habits becoming old hat.
I invite you to give it a try - I think you will be delighted with the results!